Skip to comments.Vanity: how do I convince a software program that i AM the administrator of my own computer??
Posted on 12/17/2011 8:29:49 PM PST by RaceBannon
I recently downloaded SPYBOT Search and Destroy and ran it, it found stuff, but I cannot delete all of it because it said the administrator had to do it and I did not have that privelege!
How do I slap this software up the head and let it know that I AM the administraotr of my own computer??
If it’s a windows machine, I think when you reboot it, you hit something like the F8 key, and start it in safe mode, and that will let you log in as admin. or something like that.
What OS are you on? If Windows-based, you can try booting into safe mode (F8 as you boot) and then try your deletes from there. This will limit the number of running processes, one of which may be holding on to these files.
There are some applications that only recognize the local admin account as the true administrator. Log on as admin and run it. Alternatively, at times the suspect files can become “locked” by account or OS processes. Boot in safe mode and run the program.
Could help to know these things.
you have never set a password for your compupter. once you do, you will be the administrator.
I’m not a huge techie but I can tell you this much:
in “User Accounts” in the Control Panel there will be the one or more accounts for your PC.
Clearly ‘you’ (however you normally log on) were not created with Administrator priveleges. ‘You’ RB (whatever you may call yourself on that PC have only normal user priveleges.
You need to find out from whoever set up your computer what the Admin. password is or look at your own account and see if it will let you somehow upgrade it to “Administrator” priveleges (but normally that can only be done from within an “Admin” account).
Just hold your administraotr badge up in front of the webcam...
I am th e only user
I do log on, but only one account
newest download from SPYBOT
Going to do the safemode thing, I had forgotten that, it was what I was doing to the computers at work using this same download! LOL!
Have you tried “right clicking” and then select “Run as administrator”?
lol, this drove me crazy but is an easy fix.
Instead of double clicking Spybot S&D to start, on the desktop, RIGHT-click the icon on Spybot. An option menu will appear to “RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR”. Click that and you’ll be able to fix and repair whatever it finds.
Hope this helps.
I had the same question today and discovered that you hadda right click on it (the Spybot) to make it run as Administrator.)
Why delete it, though? It is good.
Do you have the Federal Administrator license?
“Hit any key...”
Actually log on the computer with the username ‘Administrator’ and then run spybot.
You need to contact your betters at HLS, since they are the über-administrators...
Never argue with an idiot. lol
Give it $5 bucks and do a pole dance....
A couple of other anti-virus/anti-malware apps to download for free and use on your computer that are extremely effective in getting rid of that junk on your computer are the following.
I believe that would be the local number for McKinsey & Co’s Zurich office (01.876.8000). But who would want to work for them?
Deposit all your assets in an offshore account in the name of HAL 9000 then hit 'enter.' I think you will find that the problem has been cleared up.
Not true in Win 7. I have had the same problem. and haven't solved it yet myself. I have 2 hard drives. One is my old XP drive and the new is Win 7. I have everything ready to go on Win 7 except my mail. I keep most of my mail, about 2 gigs worth. My friends and family and business correspondence. I have Office 2007 Enterprise and use Outlook. I cannot copy, move, or do anything to the old mail to get it recognized by Win 7 without being the admin. I have a password, I have been in safe mode, I have taken ownership of the files, the folder, the everything to do everything with it, and still cannot move the file. I have even tried the file transfer thingy with Windows and can't do it. I hate to copy 40 gigs of stuff just for my mail. All of this and I can get a virus that infects everthing from someone without any password, rights, ownership, nothing! Gates is a genius.
Another classic administrator's solution to the insoluble message.
Had the same frustrating problem myself with the same program. But it’s VERY simple - RIGHT click on the icon, and one option will be “Run as Administrator.” Click on that, and you’re in like Flynn.
You could always go to the Control Panel and hit “system restore”. This will erase any programs that have been installed within the last month or so, returning your computer to the way it was before you installed that annoying doohickey.
I worked with a guy who looked and acted just like that. He had a scruffy beard, suspenders, a smug smirk and only ever used vi as an editor. He was also reflexively liberal and smart as hell.
I got it done through safe mode, and that took 6 tries to get F8 to be recognized!
anyways, I got them all this time, thanks for the help, and YES, I right clicked on the icon AFTER I finished and saw that option myself about running as an adminstrator!
you guys both posted that right after I logged off and ran it in safemode! LOL!
This is simply not possible. He might be good at fooling you, but the two are simply incompatible.
Not true. He is the one example of a smart liberal, who is also kind and wise. Most liberals I know are narrow minded and petty, he is not.
Our major disagreement is about the effacy of government interventions. I think they are invariably captured by special interests and are counterproductive and worse than useless. He thinks agrees, but thinks they are marginally better than useless.
His background is largely middle class, he’s never really known poverty or poor people, mine is a lot more hardscrapple. I witnessed the war on poverty first hand and saw its destructive effects.
This will show you the roles of each account on the system. If you are not listed as Administrator, have another account that is listed as Administrator login and change the role of your account. Then login to your account and retry the deletions.
What!?!? This smart fellow used that bloated, fancy, WYSIWYG, user-friendly vi editor? No thanks. I am a real he man and wouldn't reduce myself to such eye-candy. Instead, I embrace the immutable fact, Ed Is The Standard Text Editor.
cat > /usr/src/kernel.c
You know, I believe you.
I use my machine to trade stocks and options, so I can't really get down and dirty till the weekends. I've been wanting to upgrade, but I have 4 screens and until recently, couldn't get but 2 to work. Bought a new video card and now have 4 screens on Win 7. Now I just need to get my email up and it's complete. I'll get it eventually, but it ain't vanilla. My final goal is to have Outlook save my email on a separate drive to save it from a c:\ crash or virus. I save my vitals on separate partitions or drives to just keep the program files on C:. I can always restore from my DVD's if the important stuff isn't lost. I haven't had Office long enough yet to figure out how to get it to save somewhere other than C:. I migrated from Office XP to Enterprise 2007 with no problem on my XP drive. Now that I want to migrate to Win 7,... all kinds of trouble.
Dave: Open the door, HAL.
HAL9000: I’m afraid I can’t do that, Dave!
Right click the program you wish to run. In the drop down menu you should see a selection “Run as Administrator.” Choose that selection.
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